"We LOVE Brian! We hired him to tweak our architectural plans before we built a custom home. He made all the difference in eliminating weird corners, smoothing things out, making our master suite feel secluded, making "connections" between rooms and zones in our home, and doing some genius things with walls. He also designed our kitchen, which is in the heart of our home, shaped like a trapezoid, and on no exterior walls. Who else would take on that challenge?
We can't say enough about his skills. He's an architect, a designer, a cabinet guy, a stylist, and a therapist all in one. USE HIM. He's in demand and you will have to wait for final drawings, but the wait is well worth it! Give yourself plenty of time so you can enjoy the process with him."
- Greg & Melissa
"I can't say enough great things about working with Brian. During our initial design consultation, we spent a lot of time talking about how we used our kitchen, what we liked about the existing arrangement, and what we wanted to change. He incorporated all of that information into the new kitchen he designed for us. He is a master at maximizing space, and he came up with a fantastic design that not only reorients the space in a way that aligns with how we actually use it, but also is a much more efficient use of the space (so much more storage!), improves the traffic flow both in the kitchen and to the rest of the house, integrates the kitchen visually to the rest of the living space, and brings in a ton more light.
Brian really considered the details, like being mindful of what would be stored in which cabinets and drawers when determining their size and arrangement, creating a new lighting plan with different levels of task and ambient lighting, and making sure we could incorporate our existing dining table into the new space. The whole process was very collaborative, as Brian was always open to my suggestions or feedback during the design process. During the construction phase, it was reassuring to know that Brian was available to answer any questions that might arise, but his drawings were so thorough that it wasn't necessary. Now that construction is finished, it is such a pleasure to cook, bake, and entertain in the new space...there are miles of countertop to work on, there's a place to store everything, and it looks and functions exactly as I had hoped."
"It is difficult for us to adequately express how terrific it has been to work with Brian David Roberts. Brian's ability to visualize a space and perceive the potential of an area to maximize both efficiency and art-in-design has been nothing short of extraordinary.
The scope of our project would likely be considered intermediate to large, and included the entirety of the first floor of a 3600 sq. ft home involving the kitchen, mud/laundry area, formal dining room, family room, powder room, and piano room/sitting area.
When we hired Brian in Salt Lake City he had recently moved to Seattle WA. While we were initially concerned about the distance and potential availability, we soon learned that these concerns were unfounded. We found Brian to be flexible in meeting with us, and readily available to assist us--even on short notice. Indeed because of scheduling challenges in our family (my husband is a physician who takes quite a bit of call) we found that linking up through screen meetings was seamless, and likely as (or more) efficient than sitting together in the same room. Brian's agility with the screen meeting software and our collaboration implementing design changes on the screen in front of us in real time introduced an efficiency that we really appreciated.
Brian takes a terrific approach to ascertaining a client's interests and vision. Brian initially asked us a plethora of contemplative questions that helped us reflect on our goals and objectives. This approach facilitated us being able to align our wishes for our space, and along with Brian's guidance, create our vision for a tenable design."
- Patricia & Scott
"Brian has an amazing eye for design and spatial planning. Our late 50s home had many awkward spaces that didn't make sense. The natural light available to some rooms in the home was cut off by walls and narrow hallways. Storage was limited and the rooms were tiny. Brian focused on the home's natural light and worked to bring in more of it. By opening up the spaces, he allowed the natural light to flow throughout and created useable rooms with plenty of storage. The one area that natural light couldn't feasibly reach became an amazing storage space.
Brian is personally invested in seeing his designs through to completion. He went above & beyond to make sure we were heading in the best direction possible when selecting cabinetry, appliances, and other finishes. Brian was available to us for questions and input throughout the building process, which made this an enjoyable experience. We highly recommend Brian David Roberts!"
"We had a great experience working with Brian on a kitchen, mud room and powder room remodel. Brian was full of great ideas, but his top priority was to incorporate a design that would allow our family to use our space in a functional, efficient and meaningful way. Brian knew the right questions to ask and we appreciated that he involved our children and wanted to know what was important to them as well.
The final result is a space that draws each member of our family in for different reasons and each of us has our own favorite part. Our kitchen simply works now and makes so much sense, but even more than its functional conveniences are the benefits of how it brings our family together. So much happens in this space that is so much more than a kitchen to us. Because our kids love being in this new space and because it's the place where I spend so much of my time, it's where I connect with my family the most. Our family loves everything about our completed project and we're thrilled with Brian's vision - for seeing what it could become and making it happen."
"Our experience with Brian is just wonderful. He is a genius in space planning and Interior design. He brings a lot of brilliant ideas and a vision to our house, enabling us to think big in our first ever remodeling experience. Our house is taking shape now, it turns out his design fundamentally changed the overall feeling of our house, making the space feel much bigger and making more sense functionality wise.
In our four-month remodeling process, Brian is by our side from the beginning to the very end. He is very responsive to texts and phone calls, helping us fix a lot of things that went wrong in the construction process. He also came out to tile stores and lighting stores multiple times to help us pick all kinds of materials and fixtures, and he is very efficient and has very sharp eyes and taste. He truly has a lot of knowledge and expertise in almost all aspects of interior design, and he conveys his ideas in a very logical and reasonable way that are easy for us to picture and make informed decisions. Perhaps more importantly, he is a really good listener, and always has our style preference in mind when recommending things. His drawings are very easy to follow for cabinet makers and contractors.
We developed a very good relationship with Brain over the time. He is super intelligent, patient, kind with a great sense of humor. It is a great pleasure to work with him, and I would recommend him to anyone who want to break the boundary of your existing or new house, and take it to a whole new level!"
"My husband and I found Brian through a Houzz search when we needed help redesigning our kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom spaces for our new home. Having never tackled home remodeling before, we were drawn to the idea of having someone help with space planning and functional design up. Our place is tiny, so making the most of every inch was very important to us. He come to our home and carefully interviewed us, considering how we lived, our future plans, how we cooked and entertained, whether we are right or left handed, and a whole host of other great questions. He provided lots of insight into what makes great functional design, educated us, and offered many great options for fixing all those annoying little layout issues. After our interview chat, Brian carefully measured our entire home. We worked remotely after that reviewing and tweaking his designs until we loved them. We loved that Brian's services are so customer focused and designed to make this process easy on the homeowner. He holds your hand the entire way and answers all questions (no matter how silly) with well thought out and helpful responses. He prices projects by size and scope and does not charge hourly. This gives us as consumers peace of mind that we're not being tricked into paying more than necessary, and helped us to budget efficiently knowing that little changes wouldn't affect our bottome line. Brian has a wealth of great knowledge in design, construction, and industry secrets. At the end of it all, you have a package of materials to shop for, elevations, blueprints, and all you need to submit for permits and start the process of bidding. With one set of master plans, you can get consistent and like-for-like bids from different vendors/contractors, saving you dollars and headaches."
"Brian has been a pleasure to work with throughout this process of deciding where and how to design our new kitchen. We considered several areas and design options, but decided on the space that worked best for us and our budget. He is an extremely patient person when dealing with our indecisiveness, and just rolls with every new idea. He will mention when something will not work and comes up with fresh solutions for most problems we have come up against. We now have a wonderful layout, more storage, and triple the counter space compared to our old kitchen design. Brian is considerate and personable. We would definitely work with him again!"
"I have used Brian in two extreme projects, both new construction as well as our latest, a 1906 Harvard Yale remodel. He designed closet, bathroom, and kitchen spaces for us that not only function better than we could've imagined but are beautiful also. He has the ability to create and imagine the project and then pass it on to the contractors, who always comment on his work and thoroughness.
The best part is in the end it's so much more; the lighting, the colors, the form, and how it all comes together and functions, it becomes magic. We are in the middle of our newest project and are excited to work with Brian again."
"Brian is the perfect mix of architect and design expert. He came up with a plan to best utilize our space to maximize flow and efficiency.
We loved his unique ideas and you can tell that he took the time to really listen to what we like style-wise. He stayed within our budget and he was able to easily keep up with our deadlines. He also provided plenty of added value such as an electric/lighting plan that was not expected but very much appreciated.
He is a professional and charming person to work with and I after working so well together, I am proud to call him a friend.
When we put the finishing touches on everything, Brian's vision will be complete. I would hire him again in a heartbeat."
"I did a complete kitchen remodel and Brian was amazing at detail, function and flow. He gave me perspective that I never would have seen on my own. He was creative, knowledgeable and reliable. He was easily accessible for all questions and concerns, and fun to work with. He even went personally to look at the quality of products and companies that I was using! Love the kitchen he designed for me and can't imagine what I would have done without him!"
"Thank goodness I didn't go with my first "designer" consultation from a cabinet company. Still searching for someone to help me actually re-design the space, I found Brian on Houzz.com. Brian was just who I needed. Someone to come into our home, on several occasions, and listen to me and what our family needed to remodel our main living area and kitchen.
Working with him was a pleasure. He thought of things I certainly wouldn't have come up with myself, but are critical to making the space work better for us. I just may have to call him back for our next remodel job too!"
"Brian has been amazing! My wife and were thinking about a first floor remodel that included the Kitchen, Dining room and family room. The problem was that we could not see how to do it and did not even agree on the basics. Brian come in and with his out of the box thinking and through examination of our needs and habits came back with several incredible options, one of which we both could agree on. The design was out of the box perfect.
Brian has great vision, and very thoughtful and just came up with the perfect plan for us. On to top of all that he is just really like him. He's great. I would highly suggest him."
"We hired Brian to redesign the kitchen in our 1940 historical home. The consultation was fantastic - Brian listened and really understood what was important to us and how we would be using the new space. He provided several drafts and maintained constant communication with us through the process to ensure we were satisfied with each additional revision.
Brian was very accommodating when we had to switch directions (due to structural limitations). I did not think that he could re-design the original plan any better but was blown away by the subsequent draft - I fell in love with it even more than the first version!
In conclusion of the process, we ended up with a usable design that fit our style and needs. Very reasonable price for the personal attention we received on this project. Brian's passion was evident from start to finish and we would highly recommend him."